Occupy Marks Two-Year Anniversary as Richest 1% in America Continue to Get Richer

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:22 am

Two years ago, a group of Americans in New York City sparked a movement that redefined protest and struggle. Around one hundred people took over a park near Wall Street to call attention to income inequality and economic injustice. Occupy Wall Street participants called themselves “occupiers.” They were a group fed up with what the [...]

Suspicionless Surveillance of Muslim Americans by NYPD Challenged by ACLU Lawsuit

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 11:59 am

A lawsuit against unlawful surveillance against Muslim communities by the New York Police Department (NYPD) was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), New York Civil Liberties Union and Clear Project yesterday. It stems from many of the revelations that came out of the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting the Associated Press did last year on how [...]

Did an Undercover FBI Agent Entice Tunisian Student Linked to Canada Terror Plot to Commit Visa Fraud?

By: Friday May 10, 2013 11:02 am

The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, the New York field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Ray Kelly, the New York Police Department (NYPD) commissioner, have stopped another individual from committing an act of terrorism. So it seems. An FBI press release announced that charges against [...]

Former NYPD Head of Intelligence Analysis Uses Boston Bombing to Revive ‘Radicalization’ Report He Co-Authored

By: Monday April 29, 2013 3:12 pm

In the aftermath of the Boston bombing, US media organizations have been providing a platform to a former New York Police Department head of intelligence analyst and co-author of a heavily critiqued and rejected report on the radicalization of Muslims in the West. He has been on CNN and Fox News sharing his views and was also [...]

The Climate of Fear Created by the NYPD’s Pervasive Surveillance of Muslim Communities

By: Monday March 11, 2013 6:01 pm

The Associated Press earned a Pulitzer Prize last year for reporting on the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) secret surveillance program, which was mapping and monitoring the daily lives of Muslims living in and around New York City. Now, the Muslim-American Civil Liberties Coalition (MCLC), Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) and Asian American [...]

Judge Orders NYPD to Halt Unlawful ‘Stop and Frisks’

By: Tuesday January 8, 2013 12:49 pm

A judge in New York has ruled the New York Police Department must cease to perform “trespass stops” outside certain buildings in the Bronx without reasonable suspicion of trespass. The judge has determined the practice of “stop and frisks” is inherently unlawful or unconstitutional and should not be employed without “reasonable suspicion of trespass.” Judge [...]

After Newtown Shooting, NYPD Considers Entrapment Schemes to Catch ‘Potential Deranged Gunmen’

By: Friday December 21, 2012 11:38 am

A New York Times report indicates that “top intelligence officials in the New York Police Department” met Thursday to discuss how to use the Internet to “identify potential ‘deranged’ gunmen before they strike.” NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly stated, “The techniques would include cyber-searches of language that mass-casualty shooters have used in e-mails and Internet [...]

Interview: Free Press’ Josh Stearns on Importance of Tracking Journalist Arrests

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 4:51 pm

One year ago today, Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street had built an encampment, was raided. During the raid and after, the police arrested a number of journalists and attacked some of them (in addition to the occupiers there who were roughed up and arrested). It was one of the first times that became clear [...]

Further Evidence of Entrapment in New York State Terrorism Case?

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 1:20 pm

Jose Pimentel faces state terrorism charges for allegedly building a pipe bomb that he planned to explode. Informants carried out a sting operation that eventually led to his arrest on November 18, 2011. Now, according to the New York Times, documents turned over to his lawyers show the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) played a [...]

NYPD Officers Penalized If They Do Not Conduct Stop and Frisks (VIDEO)

By: Tuesday October 9, 2012 5:31 pm

In a powerful short documentary posted by The Nation, a New York Police Department (NYPD) veteran, who has been part of the department for fifteen years, says of stop and frisks, “People don’t like police because of the harassment. And what civilians don’t understand is that the police department is forcing us to do these stops or [...]

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